[CFP] ACM Hypertext 2023 - Deadline 31 Mar 23

ACM Hypertext 2023
4-8 September 2023, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rome, Italy
Deadline: 31 March 2023 23.59 AOE

Important Dates
• Regular papers and Workshops
    - Submission: 31 March 2023 AoE
    -   Notification: 15 May 2023 AoE

• Late breaking, blue sky, demos, traversals, and doctoral consortium
    - Submission: 26 May 2023 AoE
    - Notification: 26 June 2023 AoE

• Camera ready version of accepted papers
    - 14 July 2023: 23 July 2023 AoE

• Conference 4-8 September 2023

Note: The submission times are 11:59 pm AoE time (Anywhere on Earth)

The ACM Hypertext conference is a premium venue for high quality
peer-reviewed research on hypertext theory, systems, applications,
publishing, artwork and related practices. It is concerned with all aspects
of modern hypertext research including social and intelligent media,
narrative systems and applications, authoring, reading and publishing
hypertext, workflows and infrastructures as well as reflections and

All accepted contributions will be published by ACM and will be available
in the Proceedings via the ACM Digital Library. Selected contributions will
be invited to submit an expanded version after the conference to a special
issue of the New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia.

Submissions are welcome in the following tracks:

Interactive Media: Art and Design
Track chair Dr Sam Brooker (Richmond American University London, UK)

This track is dedicated to papers that explore creative expression through
digital technology. Submissions may showcase new approaches to – or
applications of – interactive media technology for creative expression, or
evaluate existing work from a new perspective. Hybrid presentations that
mix theory and practice are welcome, though work should be rooted in
hypertext as method or approach.
Topics include but not limited to:
• Demonstrations: Live exhibition or exploration of a new or existing
creative work.
• Critical analysis: Reflection on or discussion of pre-existing works or
theoretical approaches.
• Traversals: Demonstrations performed on historically appropriate
platforms, with participation and commentary by the authors of the works.
• Interdisciplinary creative work: Evaluation or demonstration of creative
work that crosses disciplinary boundaries

Authoring, Reading, Publishing
Track chair Dr Leah Henrickson (University of Leeds, UK)

This track is dedicated to exploring how hypertext has transformed
authoring, reading, and publishing by disrupting, subverting, or
complementing book and media culture and practice. Submissions may focus on
specific case studies or theories of new emerging practices, rhetorical
analyses, or methodological reflections that take inspiration from fields
such as book history, digital humanities and/or media studies.
Topics include, but not limited to:
• Authorship: Contextualising the production of hypertexts.
• Book history: Historically-informed frameworks, theories, and concepts
for understanding hypertextual production, dissemination, and reception.
• Digital scholarly editions and adaptations: Hypertextual representations
and reconceptualisations of extant texts.
• Digital storytelling and electronic literature: How hypertexts are used
to communicate ideas and facilitate alternative textual experiences.
• Reading practices and reader response: How hypertexts are read (or not
read) and interpreted.
• Rhetorics and poetics: How hypertexts are framed in popular and scholarly
discourse, as well as theoretical considerations on forms of expression
supported by hypertextual formats.
• Text, paratext, and multimodality: Manifestations and effects of digital
forms of intra- and intertextual connectivity.,

Workflows and Infrastructures
Track chair Dr Davide Picca (Université de Lausanne, CH)

This track is dedicated to hypertext systems and their professional
applications to the GLAM field  in order to facilitate access to cultural
knowledge. The main purpose is to illustrate through the different
contributions to the track, how STEM disciplines can help and support the
preservation and dissemination of tangible and intangible cultural
resources. This track welcomes contributions that present real-world
applications of hypertext systems, with a focus on the benefits,
challenges, and gaps that emerge from daily practice in fields of study
such as (but not limited to) Digital Museology, Intangible Cultural
Heritage applications and NLP approaches to cultural resources.
Topics include, but not limited to:
• Semantic knowledge: How formal ontologies and formal modelling can
contribute to organise cultural knowledge
• GLAM applications: Pipelines and digital curations for restoration and
preservation of cultural artefacts
• Digital Museology: Innovations, trends as well as practical challenges
encountered  in the fields of museology
• Intangible Cultural Heritage applications: How Big Data workflows and
digital transformation methods can be applied to cultural objects
• NLP approaches to cultural resources: Computational semantics and
pragmatics, machine translation and multilingual NLP for cultural objects

Social and Intelligent Media
Track chair Dr Grégoire Burel (Knowledge Media Institute, UK)

The social and intelligent media track is dedicated to the understanding
and modelling of sociotechnical systems and their role in shaping
communication and information access, both virtually and offline.
Submissions should consider any online systems that include socially and
AI-mediated information such as social networks, recommender systems,
online publication tools and discussion platforms. As the focus of this
year conference is “Humanity within”, authors are encouraged to submit
interdisciplinary articles centred around the impact of social media and AI
on how hyperlinked content is accessed and consumed and its impact on
Humanity. This track welcomes submissions that further the understanding of
the technical inworkings of digital communities and their societal impact,
as well as novel methods and algorithms that shape online communication,
content creation and socially-mediated information access.
Topics include, but not limited to:
• Privacy and Anonymity in Social Media – The way social media protect
and/or blur the lines between the real and virtual world.
• Inclusiveness of Social Media – The role of social media in including
minorities, disabilities and minoritised communities.
• Diversity and Representativeness of Social Media – The way social media
favour (or not) content diversity and its representativeness as well as the
involvement of individuals (e.g., echo chambers, content moderation).
• Immersive Social Media (e.g., metaverse) – The development and impact of
new interaction paradigms on real-world interactions and online
• Network Effects in Social Media – The impact of social and hyperlink ties
on content access and distribution e.g., information access, ranking,
misinformation and bot networks).
• Social Media Algorithms – The structure, development, design, and
analysis of social media platforms and algorithms.

Reflections and Approaches
Track chair Dr Mariusz Pisarski (University of Information Technology and
Management in Rzeszow, PL)

This track considers how hypertext has transformed society and its tools:
new perspectives, future directions, and ongoing transformations that
challenge our assumptions about hypertext. This track welcomes submissions
focused on (but not limited to) critical reflection on the evolution of
hypertext systems, paradigms for new hypertext applications, as well as
theories for understanding and navigating the complexity of digital
communities enabled by hypertext design and systems.
Topics include, but not limited to:
• Histories of hypertext: hypertext systems in critical discourse,
technology discourse and in the arts community.
• Histories of social media: how the pioneering formulas of early systems –
such as BBS, MUD and email discussion groups –  evolved to modern social
• Designs, paradigms and theories: evolution of hypertext in scholarly and
artistic practice
• Self-reflectivity of systems: historical impact of one hypertext system
upon another; remediations, migrations and borrowings of features in
contemporary writing/reading platforms
• Visual histories and meta-histories of social media and hypertext:
hypertext and social media communities and ideas in visual and big-data



Submission deadline: 31 March 2023

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